One of the most iconic television shows of the 90s is marking a major milestone next month. Yet as early as now, we’re already abuzz with happenings leading up to the momentous event. Yes, Friends, the sitcom that made household names of Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer as Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross respectively is turning 25! The show premiered on September 22 of 1994 and gained a cult following that tuned in to the lives of those six friends for 10 years. To commemorate its silver anniversary, Warner Bros. Television Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products have teamed up with Superfly to create a Friends Pop-up Experience in New York City. Among the major attractions are recreations of Chandler and Joey’s apartment, the narrow stairwell that required numerous “pivots”, the famous fountain from the opening billboard, and of course, everybody’s hangout, Central Perk. The pop-up will run for one month beginning September 7 (exclusively for AT&T customers) up to October 6. It will be open from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week and will feature merchandise and photo ops.
Aside from the upcoming pop-up, Pottery Barn has also come out with a Friends 25th Anniversary collection released July 30th and which includes a faithful recreation of Rachel’s apothecary table. To help you celebrate the show’s 25th anniversary, we’ve listed a few more Friends-inspired items you can get for yourself and your fellow Friends fans.
1. Friends Phrases Mug
Among the many things that endeared the show to its viewers through 10 seasons were the unforgettable terms, phrases, and quotes. Here’s something fun and practical for any fan of the sitcom. Enjoy your favorite cup of java or tea while reminiscing all the snappy comebacks and one-liners from Rachel, Phoebe, Monica, Joey, Chandler, and Ross. Order from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “Bought for a friend for Christmas. It was perfect and she loves it!” – Kristina Kerick
2. Friends TV Show Blanket
Here’s another practical piece full of Friends memories. Not only will all the references from the beloved sitcom give you the warm fuzzy feeling of nostalgia, it will literally keep you warm on your couch or in your bed. Made of incredibly strong synthetic fiber that dries quickly and retains its shape, it’s lined with a Sherpa fleece backside to make it fluffier and cozier, as well as hemmed edges to make it more durable. Available from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “Great quality, super soft, shipped on time! What more could you ask for?! Would definitely recommend!” – slflowers0
3. Friends T-Shirt
Take your love of the Friends TV show wherever you go by stepping out in this crewneck shirt with the series logo. Made of 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (except for heather colors that include polyester), this item is handmade using the finest direct-to-garment machines to create a high quality design. Soft and lightweight, it’s created with just the right amount of stretch that’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women. Available in Black, White, Dark Heather Gray, Burgundy, and Mauve on Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “T-Shirt got here very quickly; nice shirt; got a M and it fit perfectly.” – Mary
4. Vintage Style Friends Peephole Frame
Anyone who’s ever seen Friends knows this iconic yellow peephole from the door of Monica’s apartment. This particular replica is made of resin and painted in an aged patina. It can be hung on your door just like in the show, or used as a picture frame. A great gift for any fan of the sitcom, it’s also available in Yellow or Gold. Get it from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “This was shipped merely hours after I placed my order! I ordered on Thursday and received it the following Monday. I am so pleased with my new peephole frame! It’s almost identical to the one in the show! Any Friends fan would absolutely adore it! 😊” – Rosalia Juarez
5. Crap Bag/Princess Consuela Pillow Cover
If you and your significant other are anything like Phoebe and Mike (played by a pre-Antman Paul Rudd), then you’ll definitely love this pillowcase with each of their hilariously unconventional alternative monikers. This handmade linen cover measures 18” x 18”, features an invisible zipper, and a design printed on one side. Shop from Etsy.
6. Central Perk Hoodie
Here’s another great gift idea for any Friends fan – a classic hoodie with the memorable Central Perk sign across the chest. The unisex (using men’s) sizing makes it ideal for couples who share a love of the show, plus, it’s also available in sweater variant if that’s more your style. Get it from Etsy.
7. Inspired by Friends Phone Case
Here’s something to dress up your phone with – mobile cases featuring various designs inspired by the iconic show. Made of premium quality materials including soft TPU gel, rubber, silicone, and plastic, it’s available for a wide array of iPhone, Samsung, and Huawei phone models. Shop this bestseller from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “I love this cover! Such great quality! I would order again without a doubt!!!” – Tina Davis
8. Set of 12 Drink Coasters
This set of a dozen coasters would go well with the first item on this list. Made of synthetic leather, each piece is laser engraved with some of the most unforgettable and hilarious quotes from the show. Choose from 21 memorable lines like “The more I drink the less there is for the kids to drink,” “Pivot! Pivot! Pivot! (with and without couch image),“ “No Uterus No Opinion,” and “I’m not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?” to name a few. You also have a choice of round or square leatherette coasters in blue, wine, light brown, dark brown, pink, gray, and rawhide. Order from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “Fast shipping and cute product!” – Elizabeth Hiatt
9. Friends Shower Curtain
Spruce up your bathroom with this conversation piece shower curtain full of those comedic quotes, lines, and expressions from a decade of the popular sitcom. Complete with water repellent coating that keeps it from getting soaked and makes cleaning easier, it features 12 buttonholes for hook placements. Get it from Etsy.
Buyer’s Review: “I love it so much! Great quality and I have gotten so many compliments.” – Isabella Bamrick
10. The One Where (NAME) Gets Married Tote
Inspired by how each episode title started, this tote features a title that makes it ideal as a wedding favor or token. Available in black or natural color, it’s made of 100% cotton with an option for single or double sided design printing. At 15 inches wide and 16 inches long, it’s great for carrying snacks and books. Get it from Etsy.
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